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Colette Bannon

Region(s) Cork, Kerry, Limerick

  • Company: Lord Associates
  • Telephone:+353868369922
  • Email:colette@workcoach.ie
  • Website:www.workcoach.ie

Qualifications and Affiliations

• Msc in Personal and Management Coaching: University College Cork (UCC)
• Emotional Intelligence EQi 2.0 and EQi 360
• Diploma in Personal and Business Coaching: Irish Lifecoach Institute (ILI)
• Certificate in Advanced Career Coaching: Irish Lifecoach Institute (ILI)
• Diploma in Biocognitive Psychology: Biocognitive Science Institute/University Tennessee
• Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Enterprise: Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT)
• Business Studies and Hotel Management: Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)

Experience in one to one coaching

Having difficult conversations, managing workload, getting buy in from everyone and problem solving are among the daily challenges faced by busy principals and their deputy’s. Keeping up with the needs of students, teachers, the department and all the other school stakeholders is relentless and can cause the most efficient school leader to feel under resourced or worn out at the end of each day.

As an executive coach, I will help to lighten your load and make your work-life better. Using the skills and techniques of coaching, I will help you embrace your own pace, bring your strengths to life and tackle the areas of your role that take up most of your time and cause you the most stress.

My experience as an Executive and Leadership coach spans from coaching small business owners to managers and executives of large multinationals, and I have been doing this successfully for fourteen years. Examples of the Global organizations I have worked with include; Sky Ireland & the UK, Abbvie, Sanofi, Honeywell, IBT, Aramark and GSK. Some of the Irish companies I have worked with include: Technological University of the Shannon, Barry Group, Nematon, Radley Engineering, Dermot Bannon Architects and Virtual Vet. I have also gained extensive experience coaching owner managers of SME’s to solve operational issues, plan strategically for the future and manage team performance.

As a Tutor for the Irish Life Coach Institute (ILI) I have trained many school principals and teachers in the skills of coaching. This has developed their self-awareness and improved their effectiveness as managers and educators. I have also delivered career planning and wellness workshops within secondary schools. I have prepared many Deputy Principals, Assistant Principals and teachers for career progression and I am currently coaching Principals and Deputy Principals in the Limerick, Cork and Kerry regions.

Coaching feels like anatural fit for me. I understand only too well how life can get on top of us and the difference a safe space and a good ear can make. I am very enthusiastic about helping people make the changes so that progress and wellness are balanced at work, but I am careful to allow you the client to figure things out for yourself and at your own pace. This means my coaching approach is subtle yet powerful and I am very experienced in the use of many coaching models and techniques. These include solutions focused coaching, cognitive behavioural coaching, mindfulness, systemic team coaching and coaching to help with time management and stress management.

Little steps make big steps happen – take the first step today and make a call 086 8369922

CSL is funded by the Teacher Education Section (TES) of the Department of Education (DE)
This service is managed by Clare Education Centre.